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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Recent Posts

Something is cooking in San Francisco

07/28/2015 - 11:26

[inline:files/news/2015-07-28/DSC03253.JPG] ...stay tuned!

Software, Setup, Experience, and Conclusion

07/24/2015 - 17:24

Software [inline:files/review/2015-07-24/ss-1.png] While the G29 was seen by a PC when switched to PS3 mode, the Logitech Gaming Software package has been updated to add support for the two new wheels. Once installed, the software initializes and...

BenQ XL2730Z 40-144Hz FreeSync Display V002 Firmware Tested - Overdrive Fixed

07/23/2015 - 16:55

We have been tracking the differences between AMD’s FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync for some time now. The launch of FreeSync-capable displays started out a bit shaky, as some features we took for granted went missing. The first round of...

Samsung Announces VNAND Powered 4TB PM863 and 2TB SM863 SATA Enterprise SSDs

07/20/2015 - 13:01

Take the Samsung 850 Pro and 850 EVO, add some Tantalum Capacitors for enhanced power loss protection, tune their firmware for enterprise workloads and QoS, and what do you get? [inline:files/news/2015-07-20/600x600_2.png] get the Samsung PM863...

OCZ Trion 100 240GB 480GB 960GB SATA SSD Review - Toshiba TLC

07/09/2015 - 14:30

Introduction: Since their acquisition by Toshiba in early 2014, OCZ has gradually transitioned their line of SSD products to include parts provided by their parent company. Existing products were switched over to Toshiba flash memory, and that...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

07/09/2015 - 14:08

Conclusion: PROS: Good sequential and random read performance Impressive endurance rating given use of planar TLC flash ShieldPlus Warranty offers free advance RMA CONS:

Write Cache Testing

07/09/2015 - 13:06

For hybrid SSDs like this, sometimes you just need to roll up your sleeves and do some poking around outside of the typical benches. With the Samsung EVO series drives, I was able to verify cache by simply watching an HDTune write pass with a stopwatch...

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

07/09/2015 - 12:26

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTach, HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

07/09/2015 - 12:04

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTach:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

07/09/2015 - 12:01

Internals: [inline:files/review/2015-07-09/150707-180248.jpg] These are significantly lighter weight than previous OCZ SSDs, which is a welcome change as SSDs don't function any differently with a bulky, heavy housing. [inline:files/review/2015-07-09...